Lexington History Museum Honors Miller

Edited press release

A program honoring trainer Mackenzie Miller will take place at the Lexington History Museum Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

A native of Versailles, Miller trained for nearly 50 years and conditioned 72 stakes winners, including four champions. A member of the Racing Hall of Fame before his Sea Hero won the 1993 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Miller is the subject of a recent book by Jonelle Fisher.

The Lexington History Museum program will be moderated by Ed Bowen, president of the Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation, who will interview friends that knew Miller throughout his career.

The museum will open at 6:30 p.m. the night of the program for guests to also visit an exhibit focused on a range of jockeys with ties to the Bluegrass. "Jockeys of the Bluegrass," which opened in April and runs through the fall racing season, is part of the museum's "Best of the Bluegrass" celebration. It features such jockeys as early riders Jimmy Winkfield and Isaac Murphy to Eddie Arcaro and Steve Cauthen.